Magic. Some say it’s imaginary, an oddity that people use to explain what they can’t with science. Some actually believe these people are mostly children, however. But sometimes, some adults believe in magic.
The definition of magic is “the power of apparently influencing the course of events by using mysterious or supernatural forces.” Some align this with super powers or pulling rabbits out of hats. While some associate it with darkness and light, spells and potions, and witches and warlocks. Magic is often seen as a violation of the scientific law. It bends the rules of physics, and it seems to completely shatter the expectations of botany or anatomy.
In the ‘Once Upon a Time’ episode “Hat Trick” the Mad Hatter, Jefferson (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1659221/), says a famous quote from Alice in Wonderland-
“You know what the problem is in this world? Everyone wants some magical solution to their problems, yet everyone refuses to believe in magic.”
This quote not only reflects the truth, but it also brings in the Science v.s Magic study. Science and Magic may get along fine, but scientists and magicians? They are practically frenemies. Magicians want to keep how they do their tricks a secret yet scientists want to share their discoveries with the world. Some magicians think that magic is a way of life, a mystery, a way to entertain, while some scientists believe that magic is a form of ideology, like the idea of a Multiverse. These two professions seem to be complete opposites, yet a simple quote from a kid’s television show explains it all.
“Magic is just science dressed up, and science, no more than magic explained.”
-Doc Green (Transformers: Rescue Bots ‘More Than Meets the Eye’)
While some magicians and scientists but heads over whether magic exists, many see each other as complementing forces. Scientists continuously doubt how things work until they test it themselves, while magicians tend to look at a different way to do everything. They see their own way of doing something and make it magic.
Let’s go back to the concept of magic. Is magic real? Well, that’s up to you. You can believe whatever you see fit, but don’t ridicule someone if they think differently than you. Personally, I believe in magic and the paranormal. Yet, I like to think that there is an explanation for everything. So, my question is…
…do you believe?